The Punjab Government has undertaken major infrastructure development projects worth ₹11,493.89 crore in Ludhiana to transform the state's industrial hub into a smart and ultra-modern city.
Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan, informed that the state has started a 24x7 surface water supply project at ₹3,383.89 crore.
New national highways, Delhi-Katra expressway, four-laning of Talwandi Bhai to Ferozepur, Ludhiana-Talwandi NH- 95, Kharar-Ludhiana and Ladhowal bypass are being built at ₹5,700 crore.
To reduce pollution of the Buddha Nullah, a seasonal tributary to the Sutlej flowing through Ludhiana, its rejuvenation will be completed by the end of next year with ₹650 crore investment.
The construction of the international airport at Halwara would be completed by January 2022 to improve the air connectivity of the industrial city, besides bringing investment and jobs for the district.
To bolster the industrial sector and job opportunities, the upcoming hi-tech cycle valley at Dhanansu village should be made fully operational by February next. The valley has already attracted prominent industry players, such as Hero Cycles, Aditya Birla Group and JK Paper Limited. Hero Cycles Limited has already set up its anchor unit with a production capacity of 4 million bicycles per annum, especially e-bikes and premium bikes. Aditya Birla Group has proposed to invest around ₹1,000 crore in the hi-tech valley.